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Goff_Allen
Posted on: May 20th, 2017, 20:41:51
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Cut the subframe

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Goff_Allen
Posted on: May 20th, 2017, 20:42:31
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and the inside

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Goff_Allen
Posted on: May 20th, 2017, 20:44:44
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and bent the other side

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Goff_Allen
Posted on: May 20th, 2017, 20:45:59
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no hole for the remote???

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Goff_Allen
Posted on: May 20th, 2017, 20:49:17
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Ready at last

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Goff_Allen
Posted on: May 20th, 2017, 20:51:52
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Fitted subframe

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Posted on: May 21st, 2017, 07:34:34 Quote Report to Moderator
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Look good geoff.
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Goff_Allen
Posted on: January 17th, 2018, 20:39:32
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I am back again , After a short illness and taking it easy while i recovered, i did not do much all summer and most of the autumn , I discovered that this shell as a some major work done but not properly !!!! , Yes more set back , Walked round and round taking measurements come to the conclusion it as had top half on a bottom half , after i fitted the front subframe , the gap on wheel arch was about 11/2 more than the other , if i level them them up the car was leaning by same amount ,Come to the †conclusion that it was about 25 mm OUT , I fell out with the car !!! after a couple of months pondering what to do i decided to cut across the fire wall above the front cross member , along the inner wing , down the inner wheel arch and through the door frame just below the bottom hinge on the passenger side, Placed a strut in the door frame and jacked it up , moving it about 20mm , The photo's maybe tell it better , put the subframe back on and did a bit more jacking around the front , Finally got it near enough ,Then fibreglass and let it stand a couple of days before i removed the struts , Next still plenty of work to finish of in the engine bay , filling sanding ect , also start building the engine .

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Goff_Allen
Posted on: January 17th, 2018, 20:41:55
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Cut firewall behind and down the inner wheel arch

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Goff_Allen
Posted on: January 17th, 2018, 20:42:41
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Goff_Allen
Posted on: January 17th, 2018, 20:53:19
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Looking in the engine bay why did i not notice this , look at the bulkhead firewall , off side is right , nearside is 20 mm smaller , measure from the scuttle to the cross member on both sides 20 mm difference and it had hole for the subframe bolt drilled through the gutter were the bonnet fits , Love is blind.


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Posted on: January 19th, 2018, 09:55:53 Quote Report to Moderator
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Having gone through a similar stage to Goff, I reached the conclusion that there was not a lot of accuracy infitting the floor moulding into the top. The rear subframe could only be fitted by stressing the rubber mounts, so with poly bushes the whole lot had to be shoved over a bit. The front required similar treatment, but the important thing was to get both subframes level. The rear arches were also a pain.
Having replaced all the metal, I have tried to get metal to metal contact where the bolts go through, rather than bolting through a sandwich of GRP, by bonding in a stainless washer to the shell. But trying to establish a datum line on the shell is mysterious. Even the rear panel is asymmetric.
So you have my sympathy, and best wishes for the eventual solution
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Goff_Allen
Posted on: January 28th, 2018, 16:14:09 Quote Report to Moderator
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Had a good week ,Been building the engine up , Its a bitsa engine & gearbox Rod change -1300 Pre + †k from a scrap yard in Doncaster †, The diff pin gear came loose and smashed the geabox casing + planet gears £120 †, Block rebored +10 ,cam bearings fitted and decked about 6 mm , Crankshaft from South Africa £200 , regound 10 mains , 10 big ends , Its works out just under 1100 cc , Head from Manchester , 1300 GT off ebay for £40 ,listed as a bog standard 1300 though it needed a full recon including exhaust valves , Mini spares Evo 2 cam , Gearbox came from Nottingham †for £50 ,standard from a Mini 1000 last of the remotes , Stripped down all new bearings , Syncros, second gear and a minispares cross pin diff † Should make a nice fast road engine , Rest of the bits from a couple of engines. †

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Posted on: January 28th, 2018, 16:23:10
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SA crankshaft

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Goff_Allen
Posted on: January 28th, 2018, 16:30:17
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